Manchester United transfer news: £65m battle, defender news, and more gossip

first_img 7 7 Juan Mata – With Jose Mourinho arriving at Old Trafford this summer, it’s not a daft thing to assume the Spaniard will be leaving the Red Devils in the near future. He’ll have plenty of suitors and West Ham are reportedly after the playmaker, according to El Confidencial, although the Hammers may face competition from La Liga sides. As the days pass by, it seems more and more players are being linked with moves to Manchester United.Interest in the Red Devils is high after confirmation of Jose Mourinho as their new manager – replacing Louis van Gaal.And a new boss means new players, so it’s no surprise to see them linked with a whole host of talented stars.But what is the latest news surrounding their summer business?Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Manchester United transfer news… 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger – The German midfielder’s time at Old Trafford may be over already if reports in the Daily Mirror are to be believed. They claim the player will be sold following an injury hit spell with the club, which saw him start just 13 Premier League games. Ashley Fletcher – It could have been a different story for Marcus Rashford had Fletcher still been at Manchester United and not on loan at Barnsley for the second half of the season. Fletcher will have no regrets though, winning the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and promotion to the Champions with Barnsley, via the play-offs. The Tykes want the 20-year-old back again next year but, so do rivals Leeds United with owner Massimo Cellino keen on the player after watching him in Barnsley’s triumph over Millwall at Wembley. 7 7 7 Zlatan Ibrahimovic – A move to the Red Devils is edging ever closer with several outlets running stories about the striker’s transfer. The Daily Mail believe the player will be allowed to leave Sweden’s Euro 2016 training camp to complete a deal, while The Guardian reveal agent Mino Raiola has concluded talks over Ibrahimovic’s salary, which means the move can be completed once Jose Mourinho ratifies the transfer. Eric Bailly (Villarreal) – Click the right arrow above to find out all the latest Manchester United transfer news… – According to AS in Spain, Manchester United are making a £31m move for the Ivory Coast centre-back, which could be completed in the coming days. He will bolster a backline that could lose Daley Blind in the summer, if reports about Jose Mourinho’s transfer plans are to be believed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) – An exclusive report from the Daily Star suggests Manchester United and rivals Man City will battle for the £65m-rated striker this summer. Pep Guardiola knows all about the player from his time in the Bundesliga, but Jose Mourinho will want to trump his rival in the chase. 7 Andre Gomes (Valencia) – You can expect to hear the name Jorge Mendes a lot this summer. The agent, who represents Jose Mourinho, also looks after Gomes and could unite his clients at Old Trafford. The Red Devils, according to reports in Italy, have bid around £35.2m, plus £11.7m in bonuses for the player as they look to get business done ahead of Euro 2016.last_img read more

Defiant Blatter Blasts US AG Lynch

first_imgZURICH — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an American Federal investigation into soccer corruption.Blatter tells Swiss broadcaster RTS “there is something that smells” about the timing of dawn raids to arrest soccer officials in Zurich two days before his re-election May 29.The defiant FIFA chief says Lynch’s comments on the bribery and racketeering case “shocked” him.Lynch said May 27 that indicted FIFA and marketing officials had “corrupted the business of worldwide soccer to serve their interests and to enrich themselves.”Blatter says “as a President I would never make a statement about another organization without knowing.”Blatter suggests “if they have a financial crime that regards American citizens then they must arrest these people there and not in Zurich when we have a Congress.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more